Parties to the Daniel Morcombe trial will be subject to a directions hearing today in the Supreme Court of Queensland. The directions hearing will determine the future conduct of the proceedings and is one of the final steps prior to trial.
Brett Peter Cowan, represented by Bosscher Lawyers, is charged with the abduction and murder of Daniel Morcombe almost 10 years ago.
Mr Cowan was arrested and has been awaiting trial since 2011.
A pre-trial hearing will be held tomorrow, and a trial has been scheduled to begin next February. It is expected that the trial will last approximately six weeks.